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Dramatic Cut Crease Look

Cutting the crease is an eyeshadow technique that I've been practicing for some time. It's a very dramatic eye look and you sometimes see it on drag queens or fierce divas! If anyone remembers "Mimi" from The Drew Carey Show then you may have an idea of what I'm talking about, lol.

Cutting the crease is a dramatic line just above the eye and you can extend it all the way to the side part of your nose. The line is intended to be sharp and precise to the point that it resembles the sharp line you see when you cut something with a knife or scissors. For me, a cut-crease is not an everyday makeup look that I would wear but it can be worn when you want to stand out or maybe a night out the town or just cause you feel like wearing it. Here is a look that I did cutting the crease. I used Mac's Hello Kitty Too Dolly eye palette that came out in 2009.

As you can see the look is dramatic. I used scotch tape on the sides of my temples to make the sharp, precise line. To create a "cut the crease" look you need an angled brush to create sharp lines. Here is what I used:

Mac Hello Kitty Too Dolly Palette
-I applied Yogurt (soft pale pink) as my highlight color under the brow bone.
-I applied Too Dolly (frosted mid tone mint) to my lower lid area.
-I applied Stately Black (rich blue with silver sparkle) as the "cut the crease" color.
-I applied Romping (rich magenta with pink pearl) over the black to soften up the black a bit.
 I used NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in milk (white) as a base to make the colors pop.

-Mac 266 angled brush
-Red Cherry Lashes #82
-Elf Brow Kit in Dark

So, there you have it. I'm still working on this technique, because I want to make it perfect. The right eye came out better than the the left eye :) but this a fun look to do and you can use any colors you want to create the look. If you have any questions about it let me know.


Very pretty! I love the colors you used too
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks! It means a lot coming from a beauty blogger/mua like you :)
Anonymous said…
Pretty look! I've never used the tape trick, but will have to try!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks! The tape does make it easy.

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